The LG G6 should be an audiophile pleaser thanks to this latest development.
DAC and jack
The press release states that it will be equipped with a Digital Analogue Convertor for the “music enthusiast.”
The high-performance audio chipset specialist ESS is producing the DAC. The technology is being touted as an improvement over the similar quad-DAC featured in last year’s LG V20 phone.
The information goes on to say that this technology gives superior control over each earbud independently, resulting in a clearer, more balanced sound.
The quad DACs implement four DACs on a single chip, reducing the size by a factor of four and noise by up to 50% when using one DAC.“
The dedicated analogue output, to me anyhow, points to the G6 retaining a headphone jack.
In other news, LG is apparently promising to address the shatter-prone screens and boot-up loops that plagued previous devices.
The G6 will be unveiled at a press event on February 26th. It will feature a tall screen aspect ratio of 18:9 according to LG.
The device is also water-resistant and will likely use Google Assistant. This will no doubt become a standard feature on Android flagships this year.